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i carry it, shoot it, believe in it.... 5.7

Discussion in 'Caliber Corner' started by rustytxrx, Jun 9, 2013.

  1. rustytxrx

    rustytxrx

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    [ame="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0RTJZI-UXNA"]FN 5.7 vs 50s Truck Door - YouTube[/ame]
     
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    HalfHazzard Señor Member

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    Say what you want about the 5.7 round, but that pistol is a lot of fun to shoot.
     

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    I have a PS90 that I have been thinking about making my truck gun.
     
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    Sorry not impressed.
     
  5. rustytxrx

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    I understand stand and that is OK. Until you get out in the field and use the 5.7 x 28 to see the results I don't blame you. if you keep the shots to defensive range on bigger animals you will be surprised at the wound channel.

    I don't think the 5.7 x 28 is magic by any means but it is effective in a good shots hands. Personally I rather have the 5.7 than a 9 mm for personal carry
     
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    Good luck finding 5.7 ammo and good luck affording it when you do.
     
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    +1


    Posted using Outdoor Hub Campfire
     
  8. rustytxrx

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    I took care of that several years ago. one of the best return on investments I have ever made. so for I am up over $10 profit per box and still have 30 boxes left. two gallon jugs of empty case and bullet to last several years.

    that is a lot of 100# pig in the freezer :)
     
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    Wow, cool vid.

    Looks like the recoil is nothing so the groups are good and fast.

    I'll take one, and I think I can get down to Texas for the brass if you can spare some.

    :cool:
     
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    Rock on, I'd prefer something more than a 22 mag to protect my hind end. They are fun to shoot no doubt but carry? No way.
     
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    TheJ NRA Life Member Lifetime Member

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    I like the 5.7x28 round. I've shot the FN five seven several times. I'm just not a big enough fan of the FN pistol. If I was, then perhaps I could justify the expense and effort to own and shoot it more often.
     
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    With an average of how many shots per kill?
     
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    the cover I hunt in you get one shot. it is a game of angles. you learn pig anatomy, you get the near leg a little forward, and you hit the spot.

    [​IMG]
     
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    I keep the pig weight to 100# or less. with the 5.7 x 28 has my best recovery record of all my pistols. maybe I just shoot more carefully with it????

    I have hit the elbow before. it was a mess. 27 gr blew the elbow in to shrapnel and the lungs into jelly.

    I usually in have less than a 20 yd recovery

    for me the 5.7 x 28 works.

    here is a example for a 5.7 shot. pig on the right at the feeder is way too big for me. see the pig on the far left. his near leg is back. you got the elbow as a marker. aim an inch under where the pocket end and at the off leg forward. pig won't go 20 yds.

    [​IMG]
     
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    yes I understand. I like it on the ranch because of lack of ricochets. the 5.7 x 28 is a turkey whacker BTW. keeps armadillos and coons out of the barn and garden.
     
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    5.7 is a toy caliber. Can't come close to matching a real rifle round and doesn't add any advantage to what a defensive pistol can do. Doesn't have the weight and velocity isn't that much higher. I am sure they are fun to shoot though. JMO.
     
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    Too bad that choice of cartridge dictates what gun you have to use. I prefer to pick the gun, then the caliber.

    Any good gel tests of a 5.7? I don't think tnoutdoors9 has ever done one.
     
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    In 2009 is when I bought all my cartridges. I figured after the fort hood shootings they would ban it.

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fort_Hood_shooting

    30 wounded and 13 killed. I would not dis the little cartridge a lot. I think I read that one in five or one in seven shooting resulted in death. This is 1 in 3.13.
     
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    ^^This may be the tackiest thing I have read outside GnG.

    That aside, I am intrigued by the 5.7 and would like to have a short, light bolt gun in the caliber just for funsies and critter whacking. For a defensive arm, I am still on the fence and leaning heavily towards either 115 grains @ 1,150 ft/s or 55 grains @ 3,000ft/s as the minimum for serious work.